Are we throwing away fresh water? How much fresh water is going to the landfills?

Several authors have worked and came forward with studies and papers on water use, depletion and virtual water. However little to nothing has been done to study how much water is throwed away and wasted on a daily basis in... continue reading

The Physics of transport processes

The physics of transport processes has been and is currently a very important sector in the description and
understanding of the “infinitely small and big”. Nanophysics is demonstrating in recent years the richness of
phenomena occurring at the... continue reading

Does transpiration in hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata mediate asenic translocation from the roots to fronds via xylem?

Since the first arsenic (As) hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata was discovered by Ma et al.(2001), we have clarified somewhat in As detoxification in this fern. It is believed that P. vittata, as a “model fern” for As study, may take up arsenate... continue reading

Surround Sound Pickup for String Instruments

This idea describes an innovation in the field of organology, or the science of musical instruments. It is [generally... continue reading

name preferences: general vs specific, causation vs correlation

I suspect that there is a correlation between areas of the US where carbonated beverages are called soda vs pop and areas where Coke is preferred over Pepsi. Is this correct? If so, what might cause it? Beverage companies using their preferred... continue reading

Creativity, an Essential Condition for the Development of Smart and Age-friendly Cities and Communities

The creativity of older adults and the ageing population is an essential condition for the development of “smart and age-friendly cities and communities” (SAFCC). First of all, the creativity may be understood as (1) the acceptance and use of new... continue reading

Toward Developing a Comprehensive Theory of Immunology for Guiding Future Immunological Research

Concluding my research in plant and comparative immunology, I theorized that immunity is fundamentally the genetic program’s ability to resist change and maintain homeostasis. All immunological phenomena are governed not by molecular... continue reading

AutoLab: Can an AI Replace Human Data Collectors?

Can an autonomous AI conduct experiments on real humans in a lab safely and efficiently? With Automated Laboratory (AutoLab), our open-source ubiquitous computing project, we will do just that.... continue reading

Dementia is a Hydra: Care v. Cure.

Care versus cure is the current dilemma within dementia research. Is it ethical to prioritise resources to find a cure? Is this even possible? What is the projected timeframe? Clinical trials are long, costly procedures and bringing a drug to... continue reading

Geographic Isolation and Pork Barrel Projects

In The Political Economy of Benefits and Costs: A Neoclassical Approach to Distributive Politics (Journal of Political Economy, 1981), Weingast, Shepsle and Johnsen lay out the costs and benefits of geographically earmarked pork barrel spending.... continue reading

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